President Trump revokes security clearance for ex-CIA director John Brennan

Former CIA Director John Brennan.

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President Trump’s move was unprecedented and came against a former top US official who has been vocally critical of him.

Christine Hallquist (center) shook a supporter’s hand after claiming victory in Tuesday’s primary

Vermont candidate becomes nation’s first transgender major-party nominee

Christine Hallquist defeated three other Democrats to earn the party’s nomination in the governor’s race.

Vermont Democratic gubernatorial nominee Christine Hallquist.

5 things to know about Christine Hallquist, trailblazing Vermont candidate

She made history after capturing the Democratic nomination for governor in Vermont, making her the first openly transgender candidate to get a major-party gubernatorial nod in US history.

‘‘When you follow the trail of Mr. Manafort’s money, it is littered with lies,’’ prosecutor Greg Andres said during closing arguments.

Manafort’s tax- and bank-fraud case is heading to the jury

Jury members in the trial of President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort heard closing arguments Wednesday.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds a daily briefing, at the White House in Washington, Aug. 14, 2018. President Donald Trump on Tuesday added his former aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, to the growing list of African-Americans he has publicly denigrated on Twitter, calling her “that dog” and a “crazed, crying lowlife.” (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Sarah Sanders apologizes, admits black employment numbers she touted Tuesday were wrong

It was a rare admission of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains.

Longtime incumbent William Galvin and his challenger Josh Zakim (right) debated Tuesday.

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Zakim challenges Galvin to his own ‘Progressive Pledge’ in heated secretary of state race

Josh Zakim has called on Secretary of State William Galvin to sign a pledge that would limit third-party spending in the campaign.

Local politics

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Senate candidate John Kingston visits the southern border — not far from his timeshare

US Senate candidate John Kingston touted a trip to the southern border in San Diego on Wednesday. The location was a convention one: He — and his family — stayed at nearby timeshare he owns.

Zakim challenges Galvin to his own ‘Progressive Pledge’ in heated secretary of state race

Josh Zakim has called on Secretary of State William Galvin to sign a pledge that would limit third-party spending in the campaign.

Michael Avenatti is coming to N.H. this weekend

The high-profile lawyer for Stormy Daniels who’s mulling a 2020 presidential run will attend a Democratic Party fund-raiser in New Hampshire Sunday.

Sarah Sanders apologizes, admits black employment numbers she touted Tuesday were wrong

It was a rare admission of fault for an administration that frequently skews data and overstates economic gains.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.

 

Frank Phillips

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Frank Phillips is the State House bureau chief. He has covered politics for decades for the Boston Globe.

Stephanie Ebbert

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Stephanie Ebbert has been a local news reporter for the Globe since 1997 with a focus on politics

Akilah Johnson

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Akilah Johnson has been a reporter with the Globe since 2010, covering neighborhoods, Boston’s mayor’s race, and the crosscurrents of race and ethnicity in the city.

Joshua Miller

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Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

James Pindell

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James Pindell is a political reporter for the Boston Globe.

Evan Horowitz

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Evan Horowitz digs through data to find information that illuminates the policy issues facing Massachusetts and the US.